Originally posted by gamechanger:
Show me the post where I said we never went 0-4. Aldon Smith deserves more credit? Um you lost me there. It's funny how you rarely respond to anything I've said. Alex has more to do with our 4-1 record than anyone on our team so far. We should be 5-0 cuz we had the lead vs the Cowboys, or do you not know that? We won the Philly game largely due to his play in the 2nd half. We killed the Bucs because he was able to throw early and often making big plays through the air, which set up the run for the rest of the game. The defense can make all the stops they want but if Alex doesn't carry his side of the team, it's pointless.
My bad, it was Jiks who said that; all you fans with man-crushes on Alex Smith sound the same.
Yes, Aldon Smith deserves more credit, and the fans have spoken. He was just named the Pepsi Rookie of the week. It doesn't surprise me that you were lost regarding that.
We should be 5-0 cuz we had the lead vs the Cowboys? WTF does that even mean? We should be 3-2 cuz the Bengals and Eagles had the lead?
Alex Smith played extremely well during the Eagles game. But so did our defense with 3 turnovers, and limited their red-zone efficiency to 2 of 7. The Eagles also helped us by missing 2 FGs, and Brown throwing the ball to us. Our defense kept us in the game, and our whole offense finished it.
We killed the Bucs mainly because of our defense. When a QB goes 11 of 19 for 170 yards and 3 TDs, it's obvious that the run game and defense are playing really well. Yes, Smith's passing opened up the run-game for us: INSTEAD OF CROWDING THE BOX WITH 8 DEFENDERS, THE BUCS HAD TO MOVE SOME GUYS IN COVERAGE. Also, if Smith didn't throw any TDs, we still win. LOL.
Your definition of "carrying the team" appears to be different from everyone elses. A QB carrying the team would be someone like Tom Brady who is just having shoot-outs with other teams (offense ranked 1st in passing yards & 2nd in points, defense is ranked last in yards & 16th in points). Our defense ranks 1st in forced fumbles & turnovers, 3rd in points allowed & interceptions, 5th in rushing yards allowed. Our offense is rank 29th in passing yards, 27th in total yards, and 6th in points. Could it be that our defense is playing lights-out, and is giving our offense the ball often with great field position? No way! It's Alex Smith "carrying the team".